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Community-acquired pneumonia in children


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1 hour
Child and youth health
Publish Date
11 September 2017
01 22 November 2022
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About this Course

Pneumonia is one of the major causes of hospitalization and mortality among younger children, particularly for Māori and Pacific children.

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia that is acquired in the community as compared to pneumonia acquired in/after a stay in hospital. 

Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral infection of the lungs.  It is usually caused by inhalation of micro-organisms from the upper respiratory tract.


This content was created by Dr Karen Falloon PhD, MBChB, FRNZCGP in 2017 and updated by Connie Kang BPharm(Hons) in 2022.

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CAP in children
CAP in children Quiz